Period
to 25 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 143 144 189
Rank change year-on-year +1 +45 -47
Permanent jobs citing Games 123 76 122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.96% 1.77% 1.34%
As % of the General category 3.27% 2.87% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 89 71 111
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -7.41% +17.39%
75th Percentile £105,000 £79,375 £87,500
90th Percentile £121,250 £92,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £68,500 £63,750 £63,750
% change year-on-year +7.45% - +6.25%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,759 2,649 5,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.98% 61.58% 61.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,251 2,328 4,781
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,288
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £71,750 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +10.38% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 48 (39.02%) Java
2 45 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.27%) Windows
4 31 (25.20%) Internet
4 31 (25.20%) QA
4 31 (25.20%) Jenkins
5 30 (24.39%) Android
5 30 (24.39%) Data Entry
5 30 (24.39%) Smartphone
5 30 (24.39%) Electronics
5 30 (24.39%) Apple
6 29 (23.58%) Python
7 22 (17.89%) AWS
8 21 (17.07%) Cucumber
8 21 (17.07%) Kubernetes
8 21 (17.07%) API Testing
8 21 (17.07%) SQL
8 21 (17.07%) Selenium
8 21 (17.07%) Front End Development
8 21 (17.07%) Postman
9 20 (16.26%) Blockchain
9 20 (16.26%) QA Automation
9 20 (16.26%) Coaching
9 20 (16.26%) Analytics
10 18 (14.63%) Mentoring
10 18 (14.63%) Software Engineering
10 18 (14.63%) Data Science
11 17 (13.82%) REST
11 17 (13.82%) Test Strategy
11 17 (13.82%) Groovy

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.25%) Confluence
1 4 (3.25%) SAS
2 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) Apache
3 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.81%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (0.81%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.89%) AWS
2 8 (6.50%) GitHub
3 6 (4.88%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (4.07%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.07%) Serverless
5 4 (3.25%) Azure
5 4 (3.25%) GCP
5 4 (3.25%) Nutanix
6 3 (2.44%) CloudFront
6 3 (2.44%) Route 53
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.63%) Snowflake
8 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.20%) Internet
2 5 (4.07%) DHCP
2 5 (4.07%) DNS
3 2 (1.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.81%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.26%) Blockchain
2 11 (8.94%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.13%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.69%) Tableau
5 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.07%) MySQL
6 4 (3.25%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.44%) Looker
7 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.63%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.81%) Big Data
9 1 (0.81%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (25.20%) Jenkins
2 21 (17.07%) Cucumber
2 21 (17.07%) Postman
2 21 (17.07%) Selenium
3 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.69%) Cypress.io
5 6 (4.88%) git-flow
5 6 (4.88%) Maven
6 4 (3.25%) JIRA
6 4 (3.25%) NUnit
6 4 (3.25%) Subversion
6 4 (3.25%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.44%) Appium
7 3 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.44%) CircleCI
7 3 (2.44%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (24.39%) Electronics
2 12 (9.76%) Finance
3 9 (7.32%) Social Skills
4 7 (5.69%) Marketing
5 6 (4.88%) Legal
5 6 (4.88%) Public Sector
5 6 (4.88%) Publishing
6 4 (3.25%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.44%) Banking
7 3 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.44%) Retail
8 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.63%) Digital Economy
8 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Back Office
9 1 (0.81%) Billing
9 1 (0.81%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (24.39%) Data Entry Clerk
2 21 (17.07%) QA Engineer
3 17 (13.82%) Developer
3 17 (13.82%) Games Engineer
3 17 (13.82%) Senior QA Engineer
4 12 (9.76%) Engineering Manager
5 11 (8.94%) Data Scientist
6 7 (5.69%) Data Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.69%) Software Engineering Manager
6 7 (5.69%) Software Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Data Scientist
8 5 (4.07%) Principal Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Principal Java Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) PowerShell Developer
9 4 (3.25%) QA Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) DevOps Manager
10 3 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.82%) REST
2 7 (5.69%) .NET
2 7 (5.69%) React
3 5 (4.07%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.07%) Node.js
4 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.25%) CSS
4 4 (3.25%) HTML
4 4 (3.25%) HTML5
4 4 (3.25%) jQuery
4 4 (3.25%) Keras
4 4 (3.25%) PyTorch
4 4 (3.25%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (3.25%) TensorFlow
5 3 (2.44%) GraphQL
5 3 (2.44%) OAuth
5 3 (2.44%) OAuth2
5 3 (2.44%) OpenID
5 3 (2.44%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.39%) Smartphone
2 8 (6.50%) Online Games
2 8 (6.50%) Social Media
3 7 (5.69%) Mobile Games
4 5 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) Digital Wallet
7 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.81%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.81%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.81%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.27%) Windows
2 30 (24.39%) Android
3 9 (7.32%) Linux
4 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.25%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.39%) Data Entry
3 21 (17.07%) API Testing
3 21 (17.07%) Front End Development
4 20 (16.26%) Analytics
4 20 (16.26%) Coaching
4 20 (16.26%) QA Automation
5 18 (14.63%) Data Science
5 18 (14.63%) Mentoring
5 18 (14.63%) Software Engineering
6 17 (13.82%) Test Strategy
7 16 (13.01%) Fintech
8 13 (10.57%) DevOps
9 12 (9.76%) Machine Learning
9 12 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.94%) Cryptocurrency
11 10 (8.13%) CI/CD
11 10 (8.13%) Full Stack Development
12 9 (7.32%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 48 (39.02%) Java
2 29 (23.58%) Python
3 21 (17.07%) SQL
4 17 (13.82%) Groovy
5 12 (9.76%) R
6 10 (8.13%) C#
7 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.69%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.07%) C++
10 4 (3.25%) Go
10 4 (3.25%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.81%) Bash
11 1 (0.81%) C
11 1 (0.81%) Ruby
11 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (7.32%) Degree
2 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) MCSE
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.25%) PhD
3 4 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.44%) CCNA
4 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.44%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.81%) LPIC
5 1 (0.81%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (25.20%) QA
2 7 (5.69%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (12.20%) Docker
2 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (17.07%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.88%) Kubeflow
3 5 (4.07%) Ansible
4 4 (3.25%) Puppet
4 4 (3.25%) Rundeck
5 2 (1.63%) Terraform
6 1 (0.81%) Consul
6 1 (0.81%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 30 (24.39%) Apple
2 8 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.88%) Facebook
3 6 (4.88%) Google
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle
4 4 (3.25%) Percona
4 4 (3.25%) Perforce
4 4 (3.25%) VMware
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe
5 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow